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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, Maldives

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Luxury villas positioned over turquoise waters, white sandy beaches with exquisite sea views, and traditional architecture that blends with contemporary chic; welcome to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives. This larger Maldives resort is all about affordable luxury so is a great option for families looking for plentiful included activities both on and off water. The vast lagoon, vibrant house reef and three infinity-edge pools are the starring attractions - all just a 45-minute speed-boat transfer from Male. With a range of dining options, a kid's club and those incredible sandbanks that are perfect for some sand-castle building action, we think it has a lot to offer at an appealing price point.

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
  • rooms

    Each of the villas has been crafted with comfort and relaxation in mind. Classic natural materials blend with with contemporary chic and open-air living to help you make the most of the Maldivian sunlight and tranquil views - there's even a choice of sun loungers for the villa accommodation. Each villa enjoys complimentary Wi-Fi, private terrace, tea and coffee facilities, bottled drinking water - replenished daily, safe, flat-screen smart TV, satellite channels and DVD deck, sound dock, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, telephone, hair-dryer, sun loungers, bathrooms with rain shower and twin vanity 

    This is a large resort so you have a choice of tempting room categories either on the beach or over-water:

    Beach accommodation includes:

    Deluxe Rooms - These beach front rooms come with a terrace or balcony overlooking the picturesque beach and the lagoon. Each room is located in a two floor block of 2 individual rooms in each floor.

    Grand Beach Villas - from the large windows and from the lanai, capture vivid views of the Indian Ocean. With spacious, calming interiors and multiple daybeds it's the perfect private hideaway. For an extra treat, opt for a Grand Beach Villa with your very own private pool on the beach, overlooking the turquoise waters.

    Grand Beach Suite with Pool - enjoy a private en-suite outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, extra space with living area and daybeds and an outdoor bathroom with twin vanity in these spacious suites.

    Over-water accommodation:

    Deluxe Water Villas - Maldivian-style water villas with four-poster beds are perched over the clear blue lagoon with inspiring views over the Indian Ocean. Your private sun deck with sun loungers lead directly into the warm lagoon; a refreshing swim is just steps away.

    Jacuzzi Water Villas - positioned on stilts over the turquoise waters of the lagoon, these lovely villas offer luxury and privacy. The interiors of our villas are decorated with lavish furnishings and a jacuzzi bath awaits on your private sun deck. The luxurious bathroom comes with double vanity, rain shower and roll-top bathtub and offers uninterrupted views of the lagoon beyond. Please see below for more information about the features of our Jacuzzi Water Villas.

    Grand Water Villas -  with or without a private pool, situated over water with direct access to the lagoon via stairs, added privacy, and chaise lounge for private sunbathing these villas are perfect if you want your very own hideaway.

    Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas - situated on stilts over the turquoise waters of the lagoon, these beguiling villas offer lavish furnishings, complimented by a Jacuzzi on the spacious, private sundeck. The luxury bathroom features a double vanity, rain shower and free standing bath with wonderful views of the lagoon beyond

    Prestige Jacuzzi Water Villas - unwind in the inviting comfort of these wonderful villas which offer complete privacy. Relax on the daybed in your living room and soak in the private Jacuzzi set on the spacious private sundeck. For sheer romance these villas are hard to beat.

    Presidential Suite - situated at the far end of the water villa jetty where the two footbridges meet, each suite offers complete privacy and an unparalleled view of the Indian Ocean. The Presidential Suites feature two tastefully decorated bedrooms with private wooden sun deck, an open plan living and dining area complete with flat screen TV, surround sound, and DVD player, and a kitchenette. Outside, a huge, double-levelled deck offers a pool, Jacuzzi, swim-up platforms and chaise longues for private sunbathing.

  • facilities & activities

    With an array of activities both on and off the island that are suitable for all ages, guests are spoilt for choice. Water-babes will love the three infinity-edge pools, with stunning views and there are plentiful loungers that are perfect for a beach-side flop. For the more active, the vast crystal clear lagoon is the focus for water-based activities which include snorkelling, motorised and non-motorised water-sports. Back on shore there's plenty to tempt you away from your sun-lounger - flood-lit tennis, beach volley, billiards, badminton and football all await you. There are also nature trails and excursions to enjoy; you might like to hire your own boat to explore the smaller islands around the atoll or go on a snorkeling safari. For the fishing enthusiast, there are big game and sunset fishing excursions - you might catch a prized mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna or sailfish. A trip to Malé, the smallest capital in the world, is not to be missed with its buzzing fish markets, mosques, and motorbikes galore! Combine the tour with a dive in the world’s largest passenger submarine. 

    Sun Siyam Water Sports is on hand to give you guidance and lessons with a multilingual and enthusiastic team who will comfortably take you through a course on windsurfing, kayaking, sailing a catamaran or water skiing - the choice is yours. The vast lagoon is the perfect playground; get your adrenaline pumping with a ride on the banana boat or meander around the island in a canoe. For something more fast paced, there is jet skiing in the outer lagoon

    Meanwhile Sun Diving School is conveniently located at the end of the jetty, with easy access to the house reef. The SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center is fully equipped to serve even the most professional diver with a multilingual team of experienced and friendly instructors who will guide you through the many courses available. Swim along to discover the shy giant moray eel, the elegant lionfish, the camouflaged stone fish and the clever octopus among other amazing species. If you're lucky, you may encounter a green sea turtle, adult reef shark, humphead Napoleon wrasse or get up close with the majestic manta ray. Uncover the mysteries of the hidden caves, overhangs, and sunken ships on your quest.

    For a little pampering, enjoy a soothing treatment at the fabulous spa. With a holistic approach to health and well-being using ancient Indian Ayurvedic techniques you can relax and rejuvenate. Sun Spa on the mainland and Ocean Spa over water have crafted experiences to harmonise body, mind and soul. The 18 treatment pavilions are complimented by steam and sauna rooms, hydrotherapy pools and salon.

    As the sun goes down, the Resort offers the perfect balance of low key evening entertainment, centred around the Lagoon Bar. Sit back and relax as a local band soothes your senses or enjoy a Maldivian Cultural Show. A karaoke room is also available for private parties for wannabe artistes!

  • dining

    One of the highlights of a stay at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives is the outstanding cuisine, with a focus on fresh, delicious seafood. Creative, organic food served with flair, prepared by world-class chefs, and served in unique settings. From a leisurely lunch on the beach with friends or family, or dining alfresco in the relaxing heat of the day, to a candle-lit dinner for two under the stars, all tastes are well catered for with 5 dining venues and 2 bars to choose from, as well as destination and in-villa dining - the possibilities are endless.

    Sunset Restaurant -  the fabulous over-water main restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner with an emphasis on both local and international flavours. From succulent prawns flavoured with fresh spices to outstanding wines, the open-sided design means that every meal comes with an exquisite view. As well as buffet-style dining, one of the highlights of the overwater dining experience is the live cooking stations. The extensive open deck also gives the choice to sit under the stars for an alfresco dinner. 

    Lagoon Restaurant - the Lagoon restaurant sits right on the beach with ample open decking overlooking the beautiful lagoon. As well as being the main setting for lunch, it makes an informal but enjoyable place to have a delicious dinner and talk long into the night. 

    The Four Spices - open every evening for dinner, the overwater setting of The Four Spices is perfect for fine à la carte dining and ideal for celebrating a special occasion. Front of house staff are on hand to guide you through the bespoke menu and advise on wine pairing. This is Asian food at its finest with highlights of Japanese, Indian, Thai, and Maldivian flavours. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. Guests staying at the Jacuzzi Water Villa, Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villa, Prestige Jacuzzi Water Villa and Presidential Water Suite can enjoy a select breakfast buffet every morning. 

    Island Pizza - located next to the sunrise pool, Island Pizza offers a selection of pizzas made from a fresh and seasonal blend of ingredients and includes local seafood, Asian, Mediterranean and western flavours as well as an array of deli-style sandwiches and burgers that are perfect for a light lunch or a snack between meals.

    Dhoni Bar - a chic lounge that has transformed the patio next to the Infinity Pool. With views of the Indian Ocean and colourful sunsets, the Dhoni Bar is a perfect place to savour balmy Maldivian nights.

    Lagoon Bar - there’s nothing better than watching the sunset with a loved one or family. Lagoon Bar sits right at the water’s edge with a wonderful deck area and great atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for cocktails and conversation. A wide range of beverages are available until the early hours.

     

     

  • family

    With a family focus, children are very welcome here. All villas accommodate up to 2 children 12 years of age. There are children’s menus available at the all-day dining restaurant, a children's activity area and pool, babysitting service and cots and high chairs aplenty. There's also a kid's club!

    In terms of accommodation, the Grand Beach Suites with Pool are the perfect layout for families with a separate living space furnished with day-beds.

  • location

    Just a 45-minute speedboat journey from the capital, Malé where Velana International Airport is located. Representatives of Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort are available at arrival counter number 21 round the clock for your assistance.

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